|Born||Ricardo Antonio Mayorga Perez|
October 3, 1973
|Other names||El Matador ("The Matador") "El Loco" ("Crazy")|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Professional boxing record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
Ricardo Antonio Mayorga Perez (born October 3, 1973) is a Nicaraguan professional boxer and former mixed martial artist. In boxing he is a former two-weight world champion, having held the unified WBA (Unified), WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal welterweight titles in 2003, and the WBC super welterweight title from 2005 to 2006. Mayorga first became well known to boxing fans upon being featured on the cover of The Ring's December 2003 issue, entitled "The craziest man in the sport: Mayorga lights up boxing." He has since maintained this infamous reputation with his relentless trash-talk in the build-up to most of his fights, as well as his smoking and drinking habits outside the ring.
Mayorga decided to make a comeback as a boxer and won two fights in 2014, after over three-and-a-half years since losing to Miguel Cotto. He was then scheduled to rematch Shane Mosley in a fight on pay-per-view at The Forum located in Inglewood, California on August 29, 2015.Mosley would again defeat Mayorga, this time by KO in the sixth round.
On May 15, 2010 Mayorga was scheduled to make his professional MMA debut against UFC veteran Din Thomas on the Shine Fights: Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas card.Don King filed for an injunction the week of the fight to prevent him from participating, claiming Mayorga had an exclusive contract with Don King Promotions (DKP).
Shine Fights stated that Mayorga's contract with DKP was for boxing, and as such did not apply to mixed martial arts. Judge Marc Gold granted the injunction just several hours before the fight.Later on the same day, Shine Fights officials conceded defeat in the matter and Mayorga was pulled off the card.
Following his retirement from boxing, Mayorga decided to properly embark on a professional MMA career and faced Wesley Tiffer on May 3, 2013. He was kept on the ground but able to survive round 1. Tiffer continued to grapple with him on the ground until Mayorga landed a controversial and illegal knee to Tiffer's spine, that of which ultimately heard Tiffer screaming after the blow. Mayorga won via TKO after Tiffer didn't answer the bell for round 3. The Nicaraguan Mixed Martial Arts Commission declared the fight a No Contest for the illegal knee a week later on May 10, 2013 and also suspended Mayorga for 3 months for being 20 pounds over the contracted weight limit of 165-lbs.
In the aftermath of his loss to the aforementioned Cotto, Mayorga went on record to state that he doesn't entirely dismiss the possibility of a comeback. Sources close to him predicted that he would return to the sport to face Antonio Margarito in a bout that would've supposedly been dubbed: "When villains collide", with the winner earning themselves one final shot at being able to resurrect their career and the loser permanently retiring from boxing – a fight that would've entertained fans not only at a press conference, but also inside the ring as well.
As of 2021, this match has not taken place.
|46 fights||32 wins||12 losses|
|46||Loss||32–12–1 (1)||Lester Martínez||TKO||2 (6), 2:59||Apr 6, 2019||Cancha de Futeca, Guatemala City, Guatemala|
|45||Loss||32–11–1 (1)||Rodolfo Gomez Jr.||TKO||8 (10), 1:29||Apr 7, 2018||Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas, U.S.|
|44||Loss||32–10–1 (1)||Andrey Sirotkin||RTD||9 (12), 3:00||Nov 3, 2017||Trade Union Sport Palace, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia||For vacant WBA Inter-Continental super middleweight title|
|43||Win||32–9–1 (1)||Jeudiel Zepeda||TKO||3 (10), 2:50||Apr 1, 2017||Chaman Bar, Managua, Nicaragua|
|42||Loss||31–9–1 (1)||Shane Mosley||KO||6 (12), 2:59||Aug 29, 2015||The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|41||Win||31–8–1 (1)||Andrik Saralegui||RTD||5 (8), 0:10||Dec 20, 2014||Puerto Salvador Allende, Managua, Nicaragua|
|40||Win||30–8–1 (1)||Allen Medina||TKO||1 (6), 1:03||Sep 27, 2014||OKC Downtown Airpark, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|39||Loss||29–8–1 (1)||Miguel Cotto||TKO||12 (12), 0:53||Mar 12, 2011||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For WBA (Super) light middleweight title|
|38||Win||29–7–1 (1)||Michael Walker||TKO||9 (10), 1:09||Dec 17, 2010||American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|37||Loss||28–7–1 (1)||Shane Mosley||TKO||12 (12), 2:59||Sep 27, 2008||Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.||For vacant WBA Inter-Continental light middleweight title|
|36||Win||28–6–1 (1)||Fernando Vargas||MD||12||Nov 23, 2007||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title|
|35||Loss||27–6–1 (1)||Oscar De La Hoya||TKO||6 (12), 1:25||May 6, 2006||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBC light middleweight title|
|34||Win||27–5–1 (1)||Michele Piccirillo||UD||12||Aug 13, 2005||United Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.||Won vacant WBC light middleweight title|
|33||Loss||26–5–1 (1)||Félix Trinidad||TKO||8 (12), 2:39||Oct 2, 2004||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||For vacant North American Boxing Council middleweight title|
|32||Win||26–4–1 (1)||Eric Mitchell||UD||10||Apr 17, 2004||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|31||Loss||25–4–1 (1)||Cory Spinks||MD||12||Dec 13, 2003||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Lost WBA (Unified), WBC and The Ring welterweight titles,|
For IBF welterweight title
|30||Win||25–3–1 (1)||Vernon Forrest||MD||12||Jul 12, 2003||The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBA (Unified), WBC and The Ring welterweight titles|
|29||Win||24–3–1 (1)||Vernon Forrest||TKO||3 (12), 2:06||Jan 25, 2003||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.||Retained WBA (Unified) welterweight title;|
Won WBC and The Ring welterweight titles
|28||Win||23–3–1 (1)||Andrew Lewis||TKO||5 (12), 1:08||Mar 30, 2002||Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.||Won WBA welterweight title|
|27||NC||22–3–1 (1)||Andrew Lewis||NC||2 (12), 0:07||Jul 28, 2001||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|| WBA welterweight title at stake;|
NC after Lewis was cut from an accidental head clash
|26||Win||22–3–1||Elias Cruz||TKO||3 (10), 2:48||Feb 3, 2001||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|25||Win||21–3–1||Adolfo Salazar||KO||1 (12), 0:41||Dec 16, 2000||Forum Bicentenario, Maracay, Venezuela||Retained WBA Fedelatin light middleweight title|
|24||Win||20–3–1||Elvis Guerrero||KO||2 (10)||Nov 24, 2000||San José, Costa Rica|
|23||Win||19–3–1||Feliberto Alvarez||UD||12||Aug 31, 2000||Hotel Melia Cariari, San José, Costa Rica||Won vacant WBC FECARBOX light middleweight title|
|22||Win||18–3–1||Walter Palacios||UD||10||Jul 28, 2000||Hotel Melia Cariari, Belén, Costa Rica|
|21||Win||17–3–1||Elio Ortiz||KO||10 (12)||Jun 3, 2000||Hotel Melia Cariari, San José, Costa Rica||Retained WBA Fedelatin light middleweight title|
|20||Win||16–3–1||Manuel De la Rosa||KO||1 (12)||May 6, 2000||San José, Costa Rica||Retained WBC FECARBOX light middleweight title|
|19||Win||15–3–1||German Espinales||KO||4 (12)||Apr 7, 2000||San José, Costa Rica||Won vacant WBC FECARBOX light middleweight title|
|18||Win||14–3–1||Marco Antonio Avendano||TKO||2 (12)||Mar 18, 2000||Turmero, Venezuela||Won WBA Fedelatin light middleweight title|
|17||Draw||13–3–1||Diosbelys Hurtado||TD||2 (10)||Nov 27, 1999||Carolina, Puerto Rico||TD after an accidental head clash|
|16||Win||13–3||Giovanni Duran||TKO||4 (10)||Sep 25, 1999||San José, Costa Rica|
|15||Win||12–3||Jose Córdoba||KO||1 (12)||Jul 24, 1999||San José, Costa Rica||Won vacant WBC FECARBOX welterweight title|
|14||Win||11–3||Walter Palacios||KO||8 (10)||Jun 12, 1999||San José, Costa Rica|
|13||Win||10–3||Henry Castillo||TKO||7 (10)||Apr 24, 1999||San José, Costa Rica|
|12||Win||9–3||Rafael Valdes||KO||1 (10)||Mar 13, 1999||San José, Costa Rica|
|11||Loss||8–3||Henry Castillo||PTS||10||Sep 13, 1998||San José, Costa Rica|
|10||Loss||8–2||Roger Benito Flores||UD||10||May 16, 1998||Gimnasio Alexis Argüello, Managua, Nicaragua|
|9||Win||8–1||German Espinales||TKO||4 (10)||Jan 6, 1998||Managua, Nicaragua|
|8||Win||7–1||Miguel Angel Perez||TKO||3 (10)||Dec 16, 1995||Managua, Nicaragua|
|7||Win||6–1||Adolfo Mendez||TKO||2 (10)||Sep 30, 1995||Managua, Nicaragua|
|6||Win||5–1||Benjamin Rivas||TKO||8 (10)||Feb 18, 1995||Gimnasio Alexis Argüello, Managua, Nicaragua|
|5||Win||4–1||Miguel Angel Perez||TKO||6 (12)||Jan 28, 1995||Managua, Nicaragua||Won vacant Nicaraguan light welterweight title|
|4||Win||3–1||David Salguera||KO||6 (10)||May 20, 1994||San José, Costa Rica|
|3||Loss||2–1||Humberto Aranda||TKO||6 (10)||Aug 29, 1993||San José, Costa Rica|
|2||Win||2–0||Jose Miguel Alvarado||RTD||5 (8)||Aug 13, 1993||Gimnasio Municipal, Desamparados, Costa Rica|
|1||Win||1–0||Jose Morales||KO||3 (10)||Jul 20, 1993||San José, Costa Rica|
|Professional record breakdown|
|4 matches||0 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||0–3 (1)||Sergio Ortiz||Submission (armbar)||World Series of Fighting 2: Central America||December 14, 2013||2||4:23||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua|
|Loss||0–2 (1)||Sergio Ortiz||Decision (split)||CRF 6: Center Real Fights||October 12, 2013||3||5:00||San José, Costa Rica, Costa Rica|
|Loss||0–1 (1)||René Martinez||Submission (guillotine choke)||World Series of Fighting 1: Central America||July 27, 2013||1||1:45||Nicaragua National Football Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua|
|NC||0–0 (1)||Wesley Tiffer||No Contest (illegal knee)||Omega MMA: Battle of the Americas||May 3, 2013||2||5:00||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua||Originally a TKO win; result overturned|
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|Regional boxing titles|
|Inaugural champion|| Nicaraguan|
light welterweight champion
January 28, 1995 – February 1995
Title next held byRosemberg Gomez
Title last held byEric Hernandez
| WBC FECARBOX |
July 24, 1999 – September 1999
Title next held byJose Luis Cruz
Marco Antonio Avendano
| WBA Fedelatin|
light middleweight champion
March 18, 2000 – July 28, 2001
Lost bid for world title
Title next held bySantiago Samaniego
Title last held byHumberto Aranda
| WBC FECARBOX|
light middleweight champion
April 7, 2000 – July 2000
Title next held byCarlos Bojorquez
Title last held byKingsley Ikeke
| WBC FECARBOX|
light middleweight champion
August 31, 2000 – September 2000
Title last held byLucian Bute
| WBC Continental Americas|
super middleweight champion
November 23, 2007 – April 2008
Title next held byAdonis Stevenson
|World boxing titles|
| WBA welterweight champion |
March 30, 2002 – January 25, 2003
Title next held byJosé Antonio Rivera
as Regular champion
|New title|| WBA welterweight champion|
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
| WBC welterweight champion |
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
| The Ring welterweight champion |
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
| Lineal welterweight champion|
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
Title last held byJavier Castillejo
| WBC super welterweight champion |
August 13, 2005 – May 6, 2006
Oscar De La Hoya